Parking Services Parking Permit 6-Year Plan
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Student Parking

Student Resident Parking Permits:

Students who will be living in resident halls on campus are considered "Resident Students" and are eligible to purchase a resident (yellow) parking permit.   Students who are not living in a resident hall on campus are not eligible to purchase a resident permit.  

Students living in Cambridge, Fox Meadows, or Element Apartments are not eligible to purchase resident permits.   They may purchase commuter (orange or brown) permits, however commuter permits do not allow you to leave your vehicle parked in any commuter or resident lots overnight.

Six parking areas near residence halls are reserved Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters, for use only by resident parking permit holders.   Resident permits are valid only in the assigned parking lot that is printed on the yellow permit.   All other parking permits are not valid in these resident areas.   Resident parking permits are not valid in stalls that have signs posted "Reserved" or "Restricted".   If you park in a metered (Passport Parking App) space,  you must pay for the time parked in the space by downloading the app.   Violators will be subject to tickets.

If at anytime you cannot find an open stall in your lot you have purchased a permit for, you should call Parking Services during our business hours or UWW Police after hours (262-472-4660) to report you are unable to park in your designated lot.  We will instruct you where to park so you do not receive an unwanted citation and ticket any violators. 

Students living in Pulliam Hall or Ma'iingan Hall and have purchased a reserved (red) Lot #3 or Lot #9 parking permit, will park in the spaces designated by signs stating "Red Lot # Permit Required" and the assigned space number corresponding with the Lot 3 or Lot 9 parking permit.   These spaces are reserved at all times including weekends.

Students living in the residence halls for the school year click here for more inform- ation on how parking will be assigned to the parking lots closest to their residence hall on a first come, first serve basis.  

Purchase parking permits on-line at

             Beginning at 8 a.m. CST on August 3, 2022 for

(Seniors, Juniors, Graduates, GR-Special-NCF, Post BACC, Ed Specialist)

August 5, 2022 for

(Sophomores, Freshman, High School, Other)

Residents who need only infrequent access to their vehicles are encouraged to purchase a permit for Lot 22 at $165 compared to a regular resident pass for $315.  This lower cost alternative is located adjacent to baseball field north of the west residence complex.   See Parking Lot Permit Designations Map.

Students living in a University resident hall and need accessible parking will be able to purchase an accessible resident (yellow) parking permit online and will be required to upload the DMV documentation for the accessible license plate or hanging placard.   This permit is not lot specific and will allow parking in handicap stalls throughout campus.   Contact our office at 262-472-1011 with any questions.  

On-campus resident permits are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, once permits are sold out, you have the ability to add yourself to a waitlist.  If a permit becomes available later in the year, those on the waitlist will be notified of the availability by email.   Until you receive an email notification, there will be no parking available for your vehicle on campus.  You will need to leave your vehicle at home or you will need to make off campus parking arrangements.  

Resident (yellow) parking permits are issued for the school year only (September to May).   Students who leave the University MUST return the parking permit to the Parking Services office.  In addition to returning the permit, you may be eligible for a prorated refund. 

Resident permits are valid for only three quarters which means as of March 1st they are not eligible for refunds.  Permits are sold and refunded on a quarterly proration schedule.   

FIRST QUARTER:  September 1 to November 30

SECOND QUARTER:  December 1 to February 28

THIRD QUARTER:  March 1 to May 31

FOURTH QUARTER:  June 1 to August 31

Ownership of this permit is retained by UW-Whitewater.  Resale, transfer, or duplication is prohibited.  Use is restricted to registered user.  Unauthorized use may result in a fine, revocation, and prosecution for theft/misuse under 943.20(1)(a) Wisconsin State Statutes or UWS 18.08 (8).

Students who will be living on campus during the summer should return the resident (yellow) permit to Parking Services and purchase a valid permit for the summer at the current available pricing.  Summer resident permits are not valid in reserved, restricted, or metered (Passport Parking App) stalls and are restricted to the following resident lots:

              LOTS:   2R, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23

Commuter Parking Permits:

Students who do not live in a resident hall on campus and will be driving to classes will purchase a South (orange) or North (brown) parking permit.   Commuter student parking permits are only valid for parking in designated commuter parking lots in the academic and athletic areas of campus.   Commuter permits are NOT valid in resident (yellow) parking lots, or any stalls that have signs posted "Reserved, Restricted, No Parking, or Passport".   If you park in a metered (Passport Parking App) stall, you must pay for the time parked in the space by downloading the app.   Violators will be subject to tickets.    The commuter student permit fees are:

  • North (Brown) Commuter Annual: $135.00

                  North Lots:  11, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25

  • South (Orange) Commuter Annual: $215.00

                  South Lots:  1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 25, Prince St, Prairie St.

  • Commuter student parking permits are not valid for parking 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. in commuter parking lots and on Prince, Prairie, and Lauderdale Streets

Commuting students who drive infrequently may use any on-campus pay by space stalls by downloading the Passport Parking App.    These fees are required at all times except for University recognized holidays and on weekends, starting at 5 p.m. Friday through 11:00 p.m. on Sunday.   A parking permit does not negate the payment of metered spaces.

A registered permit holder who forgets their parking permit for a day, will be issued one free temporary permit per semester.   Any additional permits needed within that semester, will be charged $5.00.

Parking is enforced 24/7 except for University recognized holidays (see FAQ section for the list of Holidays) and starting at 5 pm Friday's until 11 pm Sunday's.   Parking reserves the right to close lots when needed for events or for snow plowing.

Motorcycle Permits:

The annual cycle permits costs $55.00 and is required for all motorcycles, mopeds and scooters.   If you purchase a vehicle parking permit, the cycle permit will be $5.00.   Parking in designated areas marked for cycles only; parking in auto stalls is prohibited.   The permit is an adhesive permit that must be affixed to the cycle and are not refundable.  

The Parking Services office is located in the Visitor Center building at 826 W. Starin Road.   Business office hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Contact us at (262) 472-1011 or e-mail us at